PINGALESHWAR-300x225, Pingaleshwar Temple, Varanasi
PINGALESHWAR-300x225, Pingaleshwar Temple, Varanasi

Pingaleshwar Temple, Varanasi

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Deity:Pingaleshwar
Architectural style:Hindu Temple architecture
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Locale:Varanasi
District::Varanasi
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 Several batches of Shiv Gans, on the direction of Lord Shiva, visited Kashi (Kindly refer to Kukkuteshwar). In one of the batches one Shiv Gan known as Pingal arrived at Kashi and being enthralled by the beauty of the divine surroundings, installed a Shiv Ling, near Kapardeeshwar, which was named after him as Pingaleshwar and started praying to Lord Shiva.Kashi Khand, Chapter 53 states that a person who worships Pingaleshwar will be purified by all his sins getting absolved.

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Pingaleshwar, also called as Nakuleshwar by locals, is located at C-21/40, near Kapardeeshwar in Pishachmochan, which is a famous locality in Varanasi. This place can be reached by cycle rickshaw or auto-rickshaw from Chetganj or Maldahiya or Faatmaan road (Sigra). People visit this Pishachmochan Kund for performing Pind Daan (Shraaddh/ rituals for their forefathers).

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